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    Company & Industry Overviews

    Brexit’s Impact: European Utilities Nosedive, National Grid Gains

    The struggling European utilities sector encountered another obstacle in the form of Brexit. Upcoming policy changes will pave the way for them in the future.

    By Vineet Kulkarni
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    Company & Industry Overviews

    Why Some Popular Positions Become Risky

    According to Factset data, around 93% of companies in the utilities (JXI) sector and 80% in the telecom (IXP) sector reported revenues below estimates in the second quarter of 2016.

    By Richard Turnill
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    Company & Industry Overviews

    Électricité de France’s Operational Insights

    Électricité de France’s adjusted return on equity has fallen drastically due to weak power prices and slowing demand.

    By Vineet Kulkarni
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    Company & Industry Overviews

    Focusing on Electricity Demand Growth in Europe

    In the European Union, electricity demand rose by ~1.1% in 2015, recovering from a fall of ~2.3% in 2014.

    By Vineet Kulkarni
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    Earnings Report

    EIX Reported Lower 1Q16 Revenue due to Delayed Rate Case Decision

    Edison International (EIX), the smallest of the three Californian utilities by market capitalization, reported its 1Q16 results on May 2, 2016.

    By Vineet Kulkarni
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    Earnings Report

    What Does American Electric Power’s Current Valuation Indicate?

    American Electric Power and FirstEnergy (FE) closed down by 2.5% and 11%, respectively, on April 28 when federal regulators blocked income guarantees for their power plants.

    By Vineet Kulkarni
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    Earnings Report

    American Electric Power’s 1Q16 Earnings: EPS Fell by 20%

    American Electric Power’s total revenues in the quarter came in at $4 billion, missing analysts’ estimates. It reported revenues of $4.7 billion in the same quarter last year.

    By Vineet Kulkarni
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    Earnings Report

    PEG Maintains Its Guidance despite an Earnings Fall in 1Q16

    Public Service Enterprise Group’s (PEG) management reiterated its fiscal 2016 earnings guidance range of $2.80–$3.00 per share.

    By Vineet Kulkarni
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    Company & Industry Overviews

    Why Is Xcel Energy’s Rising Debt So Concerning?

    At the end of the fourth quarter of 2015, Xcel Energy’s total debt stood at $13 billion. Its debt-to-equity ratio was 1.3x, and its debt-to-capitalization ratio was 0.6x.

    By Vineet Kulkarni
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    Company & Industry Overviews

    Half of US States Say Obama’s Clean Power Plan Poses Overbearing Rules

    Utilities that use high amounts of coal have gotten a momentary breather, as now they have a little more time to adhere to the Clean Power Plan’s targets.

    By Vineet Kulkarni
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    Miscellaneous

    Fortis’s ITC Holdings Acquisition: Could It Have Been Overpriced?

    Shares of Fortis corrected by nearly 10% on February 9, 2016, reacting to analysts’ comments of its ITC Holdings acquisition being overpriced.

    By Vineet Kulkarni
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